Science Art: Spilled Paint, Landsat 7, 2003.

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This image is from the Earth As Art 3 collection, and shows the Great Salt Desert of Iran, the Dasht-e Kavir, as seen from space.

It’s a nearly 30,000 square mile expanse of dusty plateaus and inhospitable salt marshes. But it’s also beautiful.

You can buy a large poster of this (or download an even huger graphic than this one) from the US Geological Survey.